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This week at Rotary

This week at Rotary, Lisa Parramore and Ed Lewis from Stark County Board of Develomental Disabilities
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This week at Rotary

This week at Rotary
Abigail Jenkins from Stark County Health department. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern with a degree in public and community health. Certifications are in Health education specialist, wellness practitioner, personal trainer, and group instructor
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This week's speaker

This week's speaker was Lauren Louive, She is a graduate of Massillon high School.  Lauren is a wrestler who lives and trains at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs Colorado.  She hopes to wrestle on the United States Olympic team in 2024.
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Nursing Scholarships Awarded

The Rotary Club of Massillon in association with the Rotary Foundation of Masillon awarded $24,000.00
to six Nursing students attending local colleges.
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Rotary Awards $133,000 in Grants

April 14, 2022
The Massillon Rotary Foundation Awards $133,000 in Grants
The Massillon Rotary Foundation awarded funds to the following recipients to help fund programs for their Organizations:
  • Massillon Knights Foundation ($2,582) Grant provided funding of the purchase of two defibrillators
  • Massillon City Health Department ($3,850) To fund the purchase and distribution of Infant CPR Anytime Kits
  • Massillon YMCA ($20,000) This grant is for the funding of scholarships. It will support memberships for individuals you could not otherwise to join the Massillon YMCA
  • Domestic Violence Project ($20,000) Grant will provide financial support to the Massillon shelter of domestic violence victims
  • AHEAD Inc. ($9,500) Grant will provide behavior consulting to Massillon school children
  • Massillon Girls and Boys Club ($24,000) This grant is for year around consulting services for child and adolescent behavior
  • Reservoir Pump House Restoration ($50,000) This grant along with $200,000 of additional grants will complete phase I of the restoration of the reservoir pump house. Phase I is the complete restoration of the structure and outside of the building.
  • Vantage ($3,000) Support for Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio
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Annual Aaron Seesan Memorial Clean-up

This past Saturday, a group of Rotarians, their family, and some friends from Tigertown AOK joined us for our annual cleaning of the Aaron Seesan Memorial at Lincoln Park.
Over 20 people donated their time to help keep our town beautiful.
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Health Fair 2018 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
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Massillon 24   McK 17

         Great Meeting........   Full House.......    Paul Harris Award......  Tiger Win!
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Massillon/Mck Lunch

Packed House. Thank you event committee!       One; we will always remember!
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Member Monday

Here's another Member Monday! Where you get to meet some of our amazing Rotarians. This week is Dr. Bill!
Name: William G. Leffler D.D.S.,J.D. (Bill)
Occupation: dentist
Hobbies: boating, drones, telescopes, shooting, Ham Radio, watches, cigars, craft Beers, and swimming.
Number of Years in Rotary: 30+ years
Favorite Thing About Rotary: fellowship, only chance to interact with professionals and business members in Massillon Favorite Rotary Project: As a freshman Rotarian I was charged with running the Polio Plus Program in the 80’s. Our goal was $7,000.00. ( based in club size from District) We placed coin buckets in all the banks in Massillon and businesses, and a campaign with our members and raised $18,000.00 in 6 months.
Fun Fact: I’m just FUN!

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Distinguished Citizens

Rotary, a proud sponsor of the Washington HS Distinguished Citizens Award
Class of 2018
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Totally Awesome 80's BashSave the Date  Saturday June 2nd 2018-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
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Meet a Rotarian

Today's "meet a Rotarian" is Tom Jingo. A Rotarian for 40 years and our Sec. for 24 YEARS!
WOW and thanks for such great service to our club and city of Massillon.
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Rotary Foundation awards $38,000.00 grant to Domestic Violence Project, Inc wgl 2017-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary on 10-17-2013 with Students of The Month

Posted by Chad Hartman on Oct 16, 2013

Rotary honored students from two schools on Thursday at its luncheon meeting:Image

Tuslaw Students of The Month.
Guidance Counselor Carrie Derheimer, students Josh Kurzen & Rachel Koons with Rotary President Kathy Shultz:



St.Mary Students of The Month.

Principal Kathy Untch, students Brad Eberhardt and Megan Reese with President Kathy.



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Posted by Greg E. Butler on Oct 13, 2012

The Massillon Rotary Foundation's Oktoberfest was held at Shady Hollow Country Club on Thursday, October 11.  It was a great evening of food, drinks, and fellowship.  Proceeds raised from the evening will benefit the Massillon Public Library.

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United Way Kicks Off Campaign

Posted by Greg E. Butler on Sep 26, 2012
Phil Jackson of the United Way visited to discuss the annual campaign drive.  United Way will host "Masters Comes to Massillon" on Friday, September 28 at the Massillon Museum.
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FirstMerit Bank Visits Rotary

Posted by Greg E. Butler on Sep 26, 2012
On September 20, 2012, FirstMerit Bank, CEO, Paul Greig, spoke before the Rotary on the banks commitment to the community.
(pictured:  Rotarian, Kathy Shultz, Paul Greig, Rotarian, Greg Butler, Rotarian and Massillon Mayor, Kathy Catazaro 
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United Way Campaign

Posted by Greg E. Butler on Sep 17, 2012
Phil Jackson gave the Rotary a briefing on the annual United Way Campaign at our September 13, 2012 meeting.
(photo courtesy of Judge Edward Elum)Image
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Posted by Timothy J. Bryan on Oct 15, 2011

The Massillon Rotary Foundation Trust (Tax Id # 34-1604220) will accept tax-deductible donations at any time. Please see Wendy Blosser or Dick Leffler for more details. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS AND GIFTS TO THE TRUST ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW. THE TRUST IS TAX EXEMPT UNDER SECTION 501(c)(3) of The Internal Revenue Code.

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Posted by Greg E. Butler

Fellow Rotarians as spring approaches thoughts turn to warmer weather, flowers, robins, cutting grass, the boy’s of summer and other outdoor activities. We too turn our thoughts to spring time activities. I’ve mentioned in many of these newsletters that we need to get out into the community and let people know who we are and what we are about. 


We have an opportunity in April to serve the families of our fallen heroes. Rotary will be putting on an event for Gold Star parents. As dates and activities are finalized I will pass on the information.


Tim is working on an exciting opportunity to get involved overseas with children and communities with Sustainable Cambodia – Tim will be presenting information in April as well.


We’ve had presentations by non-profits that could use our hands and feet as well.


So many opportunities to get involved within the club and outside to show the community what Rotary is all about.


As usual…let’s get busy.



Posted by Greg E. Butler

Well here we are in another Ohio winter.  One day it's 6 degrees and bitter cold and a couple of days later, 60 degrees and spring is in the air.  The cycles of an Ohio winter are a lot like the cycles we go through as Rotarians.  Our passions to get involved and be an energetic member of the club and community, for a time are hot.  Then, as time passes, our passion cools off and we revert to going through the up for a meeting, have lunch, listen to a speaker and then back to our jobs.  We all go through this cycle.  The key is to try and keep the warmer passion lasting longer than the cool.  In the coming months we have several projects that all Rotarians can get involved with and heat that passion back up.

Coming in April we will have an opportunity to serve families who had family members give the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Tim is working hard on an international project for Sustainable Cambodia that you can get involved with.

I'm look for volunteers to help me put together a Memorial weekend flag fundraising event.  Planning with start this month.

Three opportunities to get hands on involvement and to turn that cool into warm/hot passion again!



Posted by Greg E. Butler

I can’t help but stop and grin, this time of year makes me feel like I’m 10 years old again.  Everywhere I go you can feel it, some say it moves like a spirit.  It falls on us once again like it came on a midnight clear, so love this season, it’s a gift when love came down to let us live, let’s open up and let our hearts embrace this moment for Christmas this year. 

The words above speak to my soul and how I feel about this time of year. As fall moves into the sunset I begin to get excited, reflect full, and more hopeful. As many a movie, song, story will tell us Christmas is a state of mind and if people could just live Christmas everyday of the year – one can only imagine.

That is why I like being a Rotarian and associated with our club. We try to live Christmas everyday of the year through giving, through works, through caring for fellow Rotarians and others. We try and do this everyday not just during December.

It is a busy time of the year so please stop for a moment and reflect. I look forward to the New Year and the local and international programs we can be involved with.

I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

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Posted by Greg E. Butler

Fellow Rotarians, as we enter the Thanksgiving month, I would ask that you take a moment to reflect, and be grateful, for all that God has blessed you with.  As we witness the devastation Hurricane Sandy brought to the east coast, let’s be thankful for the resilience of the American people and pray for those who lost loved ones. Let’s also remember that although the storm was deemed “the storm of the century”, and the damage is something to behold….what was mostly lost was stuff, though heart breaking, stuff can be replaced, a life cannot.

As Rotarians, we are reminded that all over the world people are suffering and getting through each day with less stuff than we have or have lost.  We need to reach out and see what we can do for the Hurricane victims, but also, what can we do for those locally and overseas that endure a life less than what it could be.

We have so much we can do to help others and I will be announcing some programs that we can get involved with locally. Since the beginning of my term, I’ve been talking about getting us involved internationally…. Well Tim Bryan has taken the lead and in the near future will be talking about an international program our Rotary club can get behind both with dollars and hands on work.

My central theme has been “let’s get busy”; well its time!

As we reflect and are thankful for the blessings we have received, let’s also search our hearts and see how we can give back as an individual and Rotary club. We will have two local opportunities, an international opportunity, a new fundraiser for Memorial Day, and others.

Soooo if you feel the prompting, please feel free and let me know – because I will be asking.

Have a very blessed month and Thanksgiving.




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By Greg Butler

Well here we are entering the Halloween month, and I must say, one of my favorite months (everything seems to have pumpkin spice in it). We have many exciting things happening in October. A birdie tells me we should be expecting the Rotary social event of Rotary social events.  We also have the annual combined Massillon - Canton Rotary meeting prior to “THE” game, and to kick things off this month, we have the Oktoberfest for our local Rotary Foundation.

We are moving forward on a plan for an international club event – details to follow.  Feelers are out for local hands-on programs for our club as well as an additional fundraiser this spring to honor our Heroes .

I’ve also had a meeting with our ADG and the club presidents of Jackson, Canal Fulton, and Perry. The meeting was to discuss how to have the clubs work closer together on events and supporting each other.  With October starting, it’s time to ramp up being busy in our community with other clubs and around the world.

Soooooo let’s roll up those sleeves and get busy.



Posted by Greg E. Butler
Check out our new Photo Albums highlighting our Student's of the Month and Rotary's commitment to literacy.  Flip through School Bells and Turning Leaves to see our involvement in the Massillon community.


Posted by Greg E. Butler
The Massillon Rotary Foundation invites you to the Oktoberfest, a celebration of health and wellness.  Please join us on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Shady Hollow Country Club from 6pm to 9pm.  There will be a silent and live auction of wonderful items--golf at The Legends, Toby Keith autographed guitar, dinner for eight by George, and lots more.  Grand Prize is a Danby Beverage Center filled with wine.   Reservations are $75.00 per person. 
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By Greg Butler

I love the fall season, which is just around the corner, and the cheers and lights at the high School football fields all across Stark County. With all levels of school starting back, we turn our eyes away from the lazy days’ of summer, and towards a busier time of the year. We, as Rotarians, need to look at getting busy as well.

I’m proud to be serving this year as your Rotary President and I plan to meet and work with all of you in several areas. I plan to get us started with an additional fundraiser this year ... The Field of Heroes Flags ... I hope this fundraiser over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend will be a place of honor for our heroes and a place of pride for the city of Massillon. I plan on getting our club busy with an international project. Rotary is great for our community, but we also can do great good outside of our community and help those who are not fortunate enough to live in the United States, especially the children. Spending time in Thailand opened my eyes to how children live their lives day to day, in the rest of the world. It moved me to work towards making a difference.

Next, I plan to get our Rotary Club noticed in the community through our works, PR, and website. To grow our club and attract new members, people need to know who we are and what we do. The younger generation is looking to get involved and volunteer, but they want to get involved with clubs who are actively doing projects.

I also plan to work with fellow Rotarians to improve some, already good programs, into even better programs we can all be proud of.

Finally, if that is not busy enough, I also plan on having us get involved in a local project within Massillon. So I hope you come along for the ride and are ready to roll up your sleeves and get busy. I will be announcing a few new committees that will be forming, and if you have a heart for service in any of them, we will be looking for committee chairs.

I look forward to getting to know more of you and having a busy year.

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